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I'm working for the first time with Craft Commerce and trying to create product types. So far so good, now I have three product types: "Inspiration", "Gift" and "New". I need the URL of these three product types and don't know how to create it... actually the URL is shop/products with all products.

I need shop/inspiration with the inspiration products, shop/gift with the gift products and shop/new with the new products.

With {{ productType.name }} I can show all my product types, but how can I show the URL of product types?

{% for productType in craft.commerce.productTypes %}
  {{ productType.name }}<br>
    {% for product in craft.commerce.products.type(productType.handle).find() %}
      {{ product.url }}<br>
    {% endfor %}
{% endfor %}

Or do I need to create these product types as categories?

Hope you guys can help me!

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Probably the most Craft-y way would be to use categories for classification and set your categories to have URLs.

Alternatively, you could do this with a route that points shop/* (ie. shop/{some token} - at a template, say shop/product_type and in that template use the second segment of the url in retrieving products of the appropriate type (or, of course, create 3 routes and 3 templates if they way you're handling those index pages differs a lot).

In general how Craft deals with routes/urls is documented here: https://craftcms.com/docs/routing And some more info on routes is here: https://straightupcraft.com/events/routes-and-patterns

Then to create your menu/list or whatever, something like:

{% for productType in craft.commerce.productTypes %}
  <a href="/shop/{{ productType.handle }}"{{ productType.name }}</a><br>
{% endfor %}

(on phone so excuse any syntax errors)

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    I'm seriously impressed you typed all of that on a phone. – Brad Bell May 4 '17 at 2:43
  • I've learned swipe (swype?) typing lately which is great for a lot of things, but all the formatting stuff is a major PITA still. But I like to do a little helping over brekky and I can get away with it as long as I don't go sit at my pc ;) – Jeremy Daalder May 4 '17 at 2:46
  • Thank you Jeremy, this is working great! I have decided to add categories - the only issue at this point is how I filter the products. For example shop/gift - I want only the gift products there. do you have any idea? – Özlem May 8 '17 at 11:38
  • Really that's a separate question almost, but basically something like this - if the second url segment is the product type handle: {% set products = craft.commerce.products.type(craft.request.getSegment(2)).find() or if it is a categories slug in there for example: {% set category = craft.categories.slug(craft.request.getSegment(2)) %} {% set products = craft.commerce.products.relatedTo(category) %} – Jeremy Daalder May 8 '17 at 23:35
  • See documentation here: craftcommerce.com/docs/craft-commerce-products – Jeremy Daalder May 8 '17 at 23:36

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